Recognising Excellence – Middle School Prizegiving 2015

December 09, 2015 at 9:24 AM

A year of excellence, effort and diligence by our Year 7 – 10 students at the College was recognised in fine style at yesterday’s Middle School prizegiving. The students, their families, staff and members of the Saint Kentigern community marked the end of the College year in a celebratory mood in the Sports Centre as the academic, cultural and sporting successes were acknowledged.

After the official party of teachers, Trust Board members and College leaders was piped in, the guests were welcomed by Head of Middle School Mr Duncan McQueen. In between performances by the College Sinfonia, Trust Board chairman Dr Bruce Goodfellow and Head of College Mr Steve Cole addressed the audience and congratulated those students about to receive awards. Prizes were awarded for the top academic performers in each Year level as well as in each class. These were presented by Trust Board member Dr John Kernohan and retiring long-serving teacher and Middle School Head of Hamilton House Mr Rick Faulding. Special prizes were also given for sport, speech, individual subjects and citizenship.

The Dux of the Middle School went to Andrew Chen. Andrew’s academic achievement has been evidenced by his ability to gain either excellence or excellence plus in his subjects. He is an accomplished mathematician gaining high results in Year 12 calculus whilst in Year 10 and top in New Zealand for the Australian Mathematics Competition. Andrew won the Auckland Mathematics Olympiad run by Auckland University which has gained him selection into the New Zealand Mathematics Olympiad training camp for 2016.  Adept in Science, Andrew is studying the Year 11 programme and has attained high distinction in ICAS science as well as digital technologies. He clearly displays the Saint Kentigern ethos to strive for excellence in all areas of College life.

To conclude the formalities, the Second Pipe Band signed off the year in true Saint Kentigern style by playing ‘Beating the Retreat’.

Congratulations to all of the award winners and we wish our Year 10 students all the best as they progress to the Senior School next year! 

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